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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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US duo take roles in Ferrero’s $1bn deal with Kellogg’s

Two US firms are advising on Italian confectionery company Ferrero’s acquisition of a number of Kellogg’s-owned snack brands, currently valued at $1.3bn. The deal targets Kellogg’s Keebler pie crust, Famous Amos cookies and Little Brownie Bakers, as the company aims to double down on its established cereal branch by letting go of its snack and […]

Taylor Wessing rebuilds life sciences group with Fieldfisher hire

A month after the firm lost four life sciences and technology partners to Goodwin Procter, Taylor Wessing has started to reassemble its group with a new hire from Fieldfisher. Fieldfisher’s former life sciences and healthcare head Alison Dennis is to join Taylor Wessing after over a decade at Fieldfisher. As the head of the group, […]

Three corporate giants lead on Just Eat’s bumper merger deal

Five years after bagging the mandate for the banks on Just Eat’s London IPO, Linklaters has been called up by the company ahead of its merger with Continental European rival Takeaway.com. The magic circle firm is fielding a team led by partners Iain Fenn and Derek Tong, as well as managing associate Rob Ardern. De […]

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